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Aug 28, 2009 7:49pm EDT
lst their father. he truth of the matt is that for so many of use just needed someoneo hang on to. and teddy waslways there to hang on to. he h such a big heart and he shared tt heart with all of us. but teddy and patrick and kara we want to let you know that we unrstand how much you gav to allous to be caredfor. (applause) and yohad to share. you had to share. >> brown: again, the mar developments ofhe day: august became the deadest month for american trps in the eight- year afan war; a new report from the u.n.'s nucle watchdog found iran has notuspended its nucle activities. and californigovernor arnold schwarnegger declared a state of emergency for both nterey and los angeles couies after wildfires burned thousandof acres. on newsur.pbs.org, an online- only feature tonit-- an "art bt" conversation i had with josh neufeld, ahor of the new graphic novel, "a.-- after the luge-- "four years after katrina flooded new orans." here's a srt excerpt. >> what i did in ad was ttell the stories of seven diffent people, real new orlns, actual livin breathing human beings who survived katrin it w
PBS
Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
using forensic testing to determine the age of ivory tusks. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the atlantic philanthropies. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the u.s. senate confirmed sonia sotomayor to the nation's highest court today. the federal appeals judge will now become the first hispanic justice and the third woman to sit on the united states supreme court. jeffrey brown has our lead story report. >> on this v
PBS
Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the atlantic philanthropies. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the security situation in afghanistan deteriorated today after a suicide attack in kabul killed at least eight people and injured 55 more. earlier, the presidential palace was damaged in a round of mortar attacks. john ray of independent television news begins our lead story coverage. >> reporter: no matter how often it happens, it never÷ becomes routine. kabul today in a thick plume of smoke rise z on the skyline. a suicide bomb huge in size, attacked on a car, detonated as a coalition convoy passed by. the walking wounded were led away, but amid the wreckage many bad and badly injured. the taliban claimed responsibility for their
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Aug 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: a motorcade carrying the body of senator edward kennedy traveled a 70-mile route from cape cod to boston, massachusetts today. the hearse passed mourners who gathered to pay tribute to the man who served their state for 46 years. "newshour" correspondent kwame holman has our lead story report. >> reporter: family and friends gathered at the kennedy compound in hyannis port this morning for the beginning of the formal farewell to senator edward kennedy. the senate icon died there tuesday night after a year-lon
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Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama tried to build new support for his health care plan today, and he charged opponents are trying to scare people. the president got a friendly reception at a town hall meeting in portsmouth, new hampshire. jeffrey brown has our lead story report. >> reporter: this was mr. obama's first foray into new hampshire as president, and he made clear he was ready to go on the offensive in what has become a rancorous national conversation on health care. >> let's disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that bear
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Aug 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> chevron. this is the power of human energy. the national science foundation. supporting education and research across all fields of science and engineering. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: eight wildfires burned across the dry hills of southern california today. one of the blazes ballooned to 86,000 acres, and killed two firefighters.iú california governor schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for four counties around los angeles. he urged residents to follow evacuation orders. newshour correspondent kwame holman has our lead story report. >> holman: underneath heavy plumes of smoke, wildfires burned with a fury across california for a sixth day today. at a news conference in los angeles this morning, governor arnold schwarzenegger said the whole state had been impacted. >
PBS
Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. the national science foundation. supporting education and research across all fields of science and engineering. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: iran's rulers faced down new evidence of discontent today, as a mass trial of opposition figures got under way. the accused were arrested in the aftermath of june's disputed presidential election. the declared winner of that vote, president mahmoud ahmadinejad, was formally endorsed today by iran's supreme leader. margaret warner has our lead story. >> warner: the trial of 100 people accused of post-election violence began on saturday in tehran. but today, the wife of one, former vice president mohammad abtahi, charged his televised+ confession had been coerced. abtahi alleged opposition leaders conspired to misrepresent the election results as fraudulent.
PBS
Aug 21, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the chairman of the federal reserve had hopeful words on the u.s. economy today. ben bernanke said the country was starting to emerge from recession, and that aggressive intervention by the government was working. jeffrey brown has our lead story report. >> reporter: the fed chairman gave his optimistic assessment at an annual federal reserve symposium held in the high mountain country of jackson hole, wyoming. >> reporter: mr. bernanke said, in part: he did temper that enthusiasm with a note of caution, saying problems persist in both the credit and job markets. but stock markets jumped on bernanke's rema
WETA
Aug 24, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. >> thank you. >> suarez: does the content of the document released today ta us much beyond what we already kew in the years afer the september 11th trorist attacks? >> not usually. it certain doesn't take us beyond what we knew following the rease earlier this yea by the obama administrationf those juice department memos whichctually told the ciawhat enhanced interrogation techniques they could usand how to carry themut. >> suarezso it filled in the picture mo. >> it filled in the picture and it goes somewt beyond ose justice departmt mes in that it says that th cia in violation or in excesof the justice department memos usedome of the techniques that you talked about. marked ex -- moc executio, reatened the detaineewith a drill d a gun. they wld let the drill bzz to ply that they were gng to attack him with it. they d threaten to kill the children of challid chic mohammed. they thatened to sexually asult or implied they would stage sexual assauts ofthe children -- sry of thefemale relatives of awdel al -- the one tt was threatened withhe drill and the n, who was the aeged master m
WETA
Aug 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT
idea- seeking, teaching, building fueling growth around the wld to move us a ahead. this is the power of han energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and scien ucation for tomorrow's innovators. the atntic philanthropies. and with the ongoing supporof the institutions and fondations. and... this progm was made possible by the corporaon for public brdcasting. and by contributions your pbs statiofrom viewers like you. thanyou. >> talk of the receson ran into n doubts today. a new survey found cnsumer sentimenfell in early gust fothe second monthin a row. reuters and the universityof michigan report the findin, ting worries about scarce jobs and falling incom that ne followed yestday's vernment report that retai salefell in july. a all raised fresh ars on wall street since consumer spending accounts f two-thirds of the economy. the do jones industri average losmore than 76 poin today to close 9321. theasdaq fell more than 23 points to close at 1985. that put an e it a four-wee string of ins. the d was off ahalf a peent this week. e nasdaq fll .7. take sound up - britis other news today, t
WETA
Aug 10, 2009 7:00pm EDT
to move us all ahead. thisis the power of human energy. chevron. the national science undation. supporng education and research across all fiel of science and gineering. and with the ongoingupport of these institions and foundations and... this programas made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by ctributions to your pbs station from viewers li you. thank >> lehrer: iraq was hiwith a new wave of bombings todayhat killed at ast 48 people. re than 250 others were wound. the attacks were the lest to target shiites, andhey raised fears that wideread sectarian iolence will erupt again. we have a report narred by nathan rugman of independen televisn news. >> cominiraq and the regn. about 107 wounded. the shiite village, a similar attack on loc shiites only last friday. the -- in northern iraq a full day of attacks. in baghdad bombings day, in reas where shiites were. the past earlier two explosions. >> gatherng her what did pple do to deserve this. >> reporter: t prime minist, only lasweek the main roads ere the aq 'general said it wasot an issue anmore. the situa
WETA
Aug 12, 2009 7:25pm EDT
place. ey don't have anything le e services that we're us to in our life you have to do everything for yoursel it's a bureaucratic battle to get it done. it's a very difcult place to live as an ordina tizen. >> lehrer: but the wo opprsive is ed. tom beardon used itn the setup piece. how do we know? >> to us iwould be extremely oppressive but tohe burmese who have always lived this way, they're ud to it, for example, this is is what aung san suu kyi was accusedof, you are not aowed to have anyon stay in your house that is not registeredo live in that hose or you can be sent to jail for ive years and they bed chec tonight, the local wardens ce around -- >> lehrer: everybody ithe country i subject to a bed check? >yes. but particularly in the cities, an particully in rangn where they're nervousbout activity. they don't want pple getting together d plotting. >> they're used to th, but they're not rlly used to i in the sense that it's not natural for anyuman being, and hat's whyou have -- thepattern in burma has been a cple years of political quiet followe by tbreaks of resistance because p
PBS
Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the federal reserve signaled confidence today in the economy's ability to come back. as expected, the central bank held a benchmark interest rate near zero, a record low. and in a statement, policymakers said: "economic activity is leveling out." they also said financial markets "have improved further" since their last meeting in june. in response: the dow jones industrial average gained 120 points today to close at 9361. the nasdaq rose nearly 29 points to close at 1998. jeffrey brown has more on our lead story. >> brown: and for that i am joined by ""washington post"" business reporter neil irwin. that line jim just quoted, "economic activity leveling out" that's fed-speak for things are looking better. wha
WETA
Aug 5, 2009 7:00pm EDT
; marret warner takes us behind the scenes; thpresident defends hieconomic agenda; and ffrey brown looks at what's working and what's not. the senate bates sonia sotomayor's nomination to th supremeourt. juy woodruff talks to senator charles grassy-- a leading republic negotiator on health care reform. and a report the growing cumulation of garbage in th oceans. rwitrngjdi t forew f nouhesh m lehror iproved by: re ♪ ( hard rock guitar riff playing ) >> we are intel, sponsors of torrow. >> what the world eds now is ergy. the eney to get the economy humming again. the energy to tacklehallenges like climate change. what is tt energy came from an energy coany? everyday, chevron inves $62 million in peopl in ideas-- seeking, teaching, blding. fueling growthround the world to move uall ahead. this is the power of huma engy. chevron. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, workg to solve socialnd environmental problems at home and aroundhe world. and wh the ongoing support of these institutions a fodations. and... this program w made possible by theorporation for public broadcasting. an
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Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
president clinton; margaret warner takes us behind the scenes; the president defends his economic agenda; and jeffrey brown looks at what's working and what's not. the senate debates sonia sotomayor's nomination to the supreme court. judy woodruff talks to senator charles grassley-- a leading republican negotiator on health care reform. and a report on the growing accumulation of garbage in the oceans. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: ♪ ( hard rock guitar riff playing ) >> we are intel, sponsors of tomorrow. >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and fou
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Aug 26, 2009 6:00pm EDT
the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. >> tiny little thing, it's just... not big. ah... okay, i found it. ( cheers and applause ) okay. >> we are intel, sponsors of tomorrow. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: senator edward kennedy, patriarch of america's best-known political family, often called the "liberal lion" of the senate, died at his home in hyannis port, massachusetts, last night after battling brain cancer for a little more than a year. during his 46 year tenure in washington, he pushed for legislation on education, poverty and health care. today he was widely remembered as a gifted leader and legislator. we begin our coverage with the personal memories of one of his closest friends in the se
WETA
Aug 17, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. fueling growth around the wld to move us alahead. this is the poweof human enrgy. chevron. the william and floraewlett foundationworking to solve cial and environmental problems at home and arod the world. and with the ongoing sport of these initutions and fountions. nd... this program was made possib by the corporatn for puic broadcasting. and by contributions to yourbs stion from viewers like you. thnk you. >> lehrer: mass ralliewere held across ghanistan today on the final y of campaigning ahead ofhursday's presidential election. lindsey hilsum of indendent television news beginour lead story covere from kabul. >> reporte hier and higher. ll for a d for their candidate -the man they hope ll unseat the afgha president and win thursdas elections. roars of enthusim from the crowd gthered at kabul's main stadium, greete abdullah dullah, a former foreign minister whoseemslikely to ge enough votes to force a second-round runoff wih president karz. leaflets dropped fom helicoprs. the pilots we later arrest for violatg kabul's airspace. but you're alys on the edge of chaos her the stage, ere ca
WETA
Aug 26, 2009 7:00pm EDT
you very much for talking with us. >> so nice to b with you, judy. >> woodruff: what e you thking and feeling onhis day? >> naturally, i'm griefing. i knew ted was going to die but i pyed for him every day hoping for a mirle. i chatted with his wi, vicki this rning and she course was broken up but she was very, very kind a nice as she really is. i'm goi tomiss that man. we-- we- i went backhere to fight tekennedy, and i think we fought each oth for all of my years, but when we got together, whewe got together people would s, "oh, gosh,f tho two can get tother nybody can," and they'd get out of the way. >> woodru: he was diagnosed with brain cancer a little or a year ago. how did he deal withhe journey hewent through? >> one of the tngs i admired mostbout ted is he never wimpered, never felt sorry for hielf, nev complained, never talked about it. he dealt with i beautifull i an, let's face it-- of corse he had the best heal care in e world, but i've g to say, it wasan extremely bad agnosis, and he knew aboutt, and he stillhad that sa sense of humor, at same gift of gab, same ability to
PBS
Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
the newshour this friday, the lead story takes us to afghanistan, amid the deadliest month ever for u.s. soldiers and a tense vote count for a new president. then, the other news of the day: the farewells for senator edward kennedy; and a ray suarez look at the senator's impact on immigration and the changing face of the nation. plus, betty ann bowser talks with writer t.r. reid about how health care is done in other countries; and judy woodruff closes with the analysis of mark shields and david brooks. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this pr
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Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the national science foundation. supporting education and research across all fields of science and engineering. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: president obama nominated the chairman of the federal reserve, ben bernanke, to a second term today. the bernanke vote of confidence happened at the same time two government reports projected much higher budget deficits over the next ten years. judy woodruff has our lead story report. >> the man next to me, ben bernanke, has led the fed through one of the worst financial crises that this nation and the world has ever faced. >> reporter: the president picked the middle of his family vacation on martha's vineyard to break the news. >> he's an expert on
WETA
Aug 20, 2009 7:00pm EDT
million in peoe, in ideas-- eking, teaching, building. fueling growth around thworld to move us allhead. this is the powerf human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and ience education for tomorw's innovators. and by the alfred sloan fouation. suorting science, technology, and improved economic performae and financial literacy in the 21st ctury. a with the ongoing support of these institutionsnd foundions. and... this program was madpossible by the cporation for public broadcasting. and by contribuons to your pbs ation from viewers like you. thank yo > lehrer: they started countg the votesoday in afghanistan's presidential electio the afghan government lled the voting process a scess, despite scatred violence that killed 26 people acrosthe country. we have two independen tevision news reports fr kabul. nick payton walsh bins our lead story coverage. >> rerter: this is what the authorities wand the world to see-- afanistan's women, eading the way to vote; democcy having it's d, despite a week of sradic violence aimed keeping voters ay. and this is what they tri to hide-a police stat
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Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the atlantic philanthropies. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> talk of the recession ran into new doubts today. a new survey found consumer sentiment fell in early august for the second month in a row. reuters and the university of michigan reported the findings, citing worries about scarce jobs and falling income. that news followed yesterday's government report that retail sales fell in july. a all raised fresh fears on wall street since consumer spending accounts for two-thirds of the economy. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 76 points today to close at 9321. the nasdaq fell more than 23 points to close at 1985. that put an end it a four-week string of gains. the dow was off a half a percent this week. the nasda
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Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. the national science foundation. supporting education and research across all fields of science and engineering. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the u.s. economy served up a surprise today. new data from july showed unemployment actually fell, and the number of jobs lost was smaller than expected. jeffrey brown has our lead story report. >> reporter: it was the 19th month in a row of job losses, as businesses cut another 247,000 employees. but that was about 80,000 fewer than expected. it was also down sharply from june, and was, by far, the smallest monthly total this year. >> 247,000 jobs, that's a lot of jobs. that's big loss. but given the context of the sort of job loss that we've been having, again, this is a good trend at the moment. >> reporter: keith hall, commissioner of the bureau of labor statistics, a
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Aug 19, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead.Ñr this is the power of human energy. chevron. the national science foundation. supporting education and research across all fields of science and engineering. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: a string of attacks across baghdad killed at least 95 people today, and wounded more than 500. they targeted the heart of iraq's government, striking the foreign and finance ministries. it was the bloodiest day in the capital city since u.s. troops withdrew from iraqi cities at the end of june. our lead story report comes from jane arraf of the "christian science monitor" and global post. ray suarez talked to her this evening from baghdad. >> suarez: jane arraf, welcome to the program. you were in the part of baghdad targeted by these attacks. tell us what you saw. >> well, it was mostly what i heard, first of all. i was goin
WETA
Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, teaching, building. fueling growth around the wod to move us allhead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and sence educati for tomorrow's novators. the tional science foundation. supportineducation and research across all flds of science and engineering. and with the ooing support of these institutis and foundatio. a... this program was made possie by the corporion for public badcasting. andy contributions to your pbs station from viewers likyou. ank you. >> leer: u.s. marines and talibamilitants engaged in fierce fightg today in outhern afghanistan. the battle over a key tow continued athe country's psidential campaign entered itfinal week. jeffy brown has our lead story report. brown: t focus of the fight for a second day s a major taliban stronghold in helmand province. the offenve began wednesday at dawn after 400 u.s. mines and hundred afghan troops storm the town of dahaneh inhe face of heavyesistance. today, the coalition fce resum its bid to drive out insurgents who've kept the aa in their grip >> ( translated ): the is no eace and security in thi
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Aug 4, 2009 7:47pm EDT
around us all the time. so while we have to say that it's possible tat thesewo or oter virus may mix and reult in a new virus, that's essential always the case. we can have such a enario y time. >> repoer: he says the risk diseases that jump from one specs to another has risen in rece decades, with dozens of example from e bow la t lyme disease. >> theestruction of forests are ohhe urbanizion of people, that'sreated new opportunies for new kinds of interaction betweenumans and animals. another is the ease with which people move aroundhe world w. there ve been so ma emergi diseases in the last few decad, we've seen dozens of new diseases. h.i.v. bng only one. most of which did result from a sprd of an organismrom he animal world to the human world. >> reporter:'leary sayst wille important to strike a balance, watching for early signs of outbreaks while voiding socially disruptive measur like shutting down th rit bird trade or shtting down the market. >> ifill: for more on how virus are transmitted from animals to huns and for a reporter's nebook on cambodia visit our gobal health website
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Aug 10, 2009 6:00pm EDT
in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. the national science foundation. supporting education and research across all fields of science and engineering. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: iraq was hit with a new wave of bombings today that killed at least 48 people. more than 250 others were wounded. the attacks were the latest to target shiites, and they raised fears that widespread sectarian violence will erupt again. we have a report narrated by jonathan rugman of independent television news. >> coming iraq and the region. about 1507 wounded. the shiite village, a similar attack on local shiites only last friday. the -- in northern iraq a full day of attacks. in baghdad bombings today, in areas where shiites were. the past earlier two explosions. >> gathering here, what did
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Aug 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: they started counting the votes today in afghanistan's presidential election. the afghan government called the voting process a success, despite scattered violence that killed 26 people across the country. we have two independent television news reports from kabul. nick payton walsh begins our lead story coverage. >> reporter: this is what the authorities wanted the world to see-- afghanistan's women, leading the way to vote; democracy having it's day, despite a week of sporadic violence aimed at keeping voters away. and this
PBS
Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: north korea announced today president kim jong-il has pardoned two american journalists who'd been held since march. he ordered their release hours after former president bill clinton arrived in north korea for a surprise visit. jeffrey brown has our lead story report. >> reporter: the north korean announcement followed a day of ceremonies and meetings begining with mr. clinton's arrival at the airport in pyong-yang. in short order he met with kim, who rarely meets with foreigners, and who had an apparent stroke a year ago and remains in ill health. but state-run
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Aug 17, 2009 6:00pm EDT
move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: mass rallies were held across afghanistan today on the final day of campaigning ahead of thursday's presidential election. lindsey hilsum of independent television news begins our lead story coverage from kabul. >> reporter: higher and higher. all for a bid for their candidate -- the man they hope will unseat the afghan president and win thursday's elections. roars of enthusiasm from the crowd gathered at kabul's main stadium, greeted abdullah abdullah, a former foreign minister who seems likely to get enough votes to force a second-round runoff with president karzai. leaflets dropped from helicopters. the pilots were later arrested for violating kabul's air spa
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Aug 4, 2009 7:17pm EDT
costs otherwise are going to eat us alive. so we're going to gett done. >> ill: but the white hse pu has also come under attackrom the right. in the hoe, cservative blue dog demoats force leade to wate down plan to create a publicly funded health insuran alternative. responding to the increased presse, the administration toda ramped up its respons to attacks appearing on conservative websis. >> this one says uncovered video, obama explains how his health ca plan will eliminate private inrance. well, nothing uld be farther from the truth. the people wh always try to are feel when ever you try to bring them health insurae reform are at i again, and thy're takin sentences and phraseout of context and bbling them together to leave a vy false impression. >> ifill:he tr pom the prident d his pty are also confronting new questions abo how to pay for the expensive solutio ey suppo. over the weekend, th treasuryecretary geithner and chief economic adviso summers appeared leave the door openor tax hikes on the ddle class. >> revens are on theable as well? >> we're not at the point yet where we
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Aug 25, 2009 7:00pm EDT
toove us all ahead. this is the powerf human energy. chevron. intel. supporting mh and science education foromorrow's innovator the national science fndation. supporti education and rearch across all fields of science and engineerg. and with the ongng support of the institutions and foundations. and... thisrogram was made possible by the corporation fo public broadcastg. and by contributions to yourbs station from viewers li you. thank you. >> ifill: president ama nominated the chairman of e ederal reserve, ben bernanke to a second term today e bernanke vote of confiden hapned at the same time two government rorts projected ch higher budget deficits or the next ten ars. judy wdruff has our lead story report. >> the m next to me, ben bernanke, has led the fed throh one of the worst finaial crises that this nation and theorld has ever faced. >> reporter: theresident picked the middl of his family vacation on martha's vineyard to brea the news. >>e's an expe on the causes of the great depssion. i'msure ben ver imagined that he uld be part of team responsib for preventingnother. but because
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Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the national science foundation. supporting education and research across all fields of science and engineering. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: u.s. marines and taliban militants engaged in fierce fighting today in southern afghanistan. the battle over a key town continued as the country's presidential campaign entered its final week. jeffrey brown has our lead story report. >> brown: the focus of the fight for a second day was a major taliban stronghold in helmand province. the offensive began wednesday at dawn after 400 u.s. marines and a hundred afghan troops stormed the town of dahaneh in the face of heavy resistance. today, the coalition force resumed its bid to drive out insurgents who've kept the area in their grip. >> ( translated
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